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At this stage of civilisation, when many nations are brought in to close and vital contact for good and evil, it is essential, as never before, that their gross ignorance of one another should be diminished, that they should begin to understand a little of one another's historical experience and resulting mentality.

It is the fault of the English to expect the people of other countries to react as they do, to political and international situations. Our genuine goodwill and good intentions are often brought to nothing, because we expect other people to be like us.

This would be corrected if we knew the history, not necessarily in detail but in broad outlines, of the social and political conditions which have given to each nation its present character.

The need for a greater understanding between nations

A. was always there
B. is no longer there
C. is more today than ever before
D. will always be there

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option C

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The character of a nation is the result of its

A. mentality
B. cultural heritage
C. gross ignorance
D. socio-political conditions

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option D

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According to the author his countrymen should

A. read the story of other nations
B. have a better understanding of other nations
C. not react to other actions
D. have vital contacts with other nations

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option B

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Englishmen like others to react to political situations like

A. us
B. themselves
C. others
D. each others

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option B

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What needs to be set right is our approach to work. It is a common sight in our country of employees reporting for duty on time and at the same time doing little work. If an assessment is made of time they spent in gossiping, drinking tea, eating "pan" and smoking cigarettes, it will be shocking to know that the time devoted to actual work is negligible. The problem is the standard which the leadership in administration sets for the staff. Forgot the ministers because they mix politics and administration. What do top bureaucrats do? What do the below down officials do? The administration set up remains week mainly because the employees do not have the right example to follow and they are more concerned about being in the good books of the bosses than doing work.


The employees in our country

A. are quite punctual but not duty conscious
B. are not punctual, but somehow manage to complete their work
C. are somewhat lazy but good natured
D. are not very highly qualified

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option A

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